Amityville Horror, The : Movie Review

Amityville Horror, The (2005)What is a studio to do when all sequel possibilities have been exhausted for a brand name that retains name recognition? Why, do a remake, of course! Thus, we have first-time feature director Andrew Douglas' take on the events in late 1975 at 112 Ocean Avenue (or at least the purported events, as related in Jay Anson's bestseller). The good news: the 2005 edition is the best movie to-date to bare the name "Amityville" in the title. The bad news: there's no real competition. The 1979 film of the same name was so awful that it belongs in the guilty pleasure category and the various sequels (some of which were direct-to-video) are among the worst movies ever made.

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Author : James Berardinelli